Advisory: Media registration open for Summit on Poverty/SWIM Conference

Oct. 1, 2019

President Michael Lovell meeting with the Near Westside PartnersMILWAUKEE — Marquette University and the Social Development Commission will host the 2019 Summit on Poverty/SWIM Conference on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 7-8, at the Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Registration for media interested in covering the event is open.

The theme of the two-day conference is hope, self-reflection and collective impact. The conference targets community leaders, educators and the general public. Nearly 20 speakers and over 40 workshops are available over the two days, highlighted by keynote speeches from Dr. Shaili Jain, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Dr. Monica White and Rev. Dr. William Barber II.

Event schedule:

Monday, Oct. 7

Tuesday, Oct. 8

9 a.m.

Dr. Shaili Jain

Keynote speaker

Dr. Monica White

Keynote speaker

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Morning workshops

Morning workshops

12:30 p.m.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill

Keynote speaker

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II

Keynote speaker

2:35 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Afternoon workshops

Afternoon workshops

A full conference agenda is available online

Media credentials can be picked up at the Wisconsin Center on each day of the Summit on Poverty/SWIM Conference from 7 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Media who would like to set up interviews in advance with Marquette President Michael R. Lovell, SDC CEO George Hinton, or any of the keynote speakers should contact Kevin Conway at (414) 288-4745 or or Kim Dawson-Brooks at (414) 906-2700 or

About Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway

Kevin is the associate director for university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Kevin at (414) 288-4745 or